Chief Nemes Receives Recognition from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
MCAD and RCAD Chief John Nemes recently received a Certificate of Recognition from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for maintaining over 20 years of national Paramedic certification. According to the NREMT, few EMS professionals maintain their national certification for an extended period of time and they wanted to recognize Chief Nemes for this accomplishment.
Several employees recently received promotions for their knowledge and support of moving the district forward.
Paramedic Eli Bell was promoted from FTO2 to Captain. Bell has an Associate's Degree in Emergency Services and has been with the district for 7 years.
Paramedic Jason Darnell was promoted from FTO2 to Training Officer. Darnell received his instructor certification through the DHS-Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL and has been with the district for 7 years.
Paramedic Sarah Steffan was promoted from FTO2 to Training Officer. Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science and is certified as a Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMTP). She has been with the District for 3 years.
Paramedic Donald Whitaker was promoted to Training Officer. Donald has a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Preparedness and a Master's Degree in Business. He also served as a certified flight paramedic (FP-C) and NAEMSE-certified instructor for Paramedic and EMT before coming to MCAD.
Clemens receives award for 35 years of service.
Chief Medical Officer John Clemens was recently awarded a plaque for 35 years of distinguished service with the district. CMO Clemens continues to be a valuable asset in the direction and growth of the district through the development of new treatment options and protocols, oversight of quality assurance, and a continued presence at local & state EMS meetings. He has an Associate's Degree in Emergency Services,serves on several state/local boards, and acts as the Region B coordinator for SEMA.